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January 2012


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Division of Information Technology
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: (540) 831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217

Security Tip
Be careful with email attachments, and do not open unsolicited/suspicious mail. Many users don't realize the dangers that can lie in the body of an email. HTML mail and mail that contains embedded photos are just as dangerous as embedded images online, and PDFs can contain harmful, malicious code.

IT Tip
There are many ways to lock the computer screen. The fastest and most popular way is to use a keyboard shortcut. The keyboard shortcut used to lock the computer screen is Win+L.

IT Sustainability Tip
The average office employee uses 1.5 pounds of paper per day. Every recycled ton of paper saves approximately 17 trees and 462 gallons of oil. Save paper by doing as much work as possible electronically, using the back side of paper and buying recycled-content paper. You're also helping save water by recycling paper; paper production using recycled paper uses 58 percent less water compared to virgin paper production.

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Milestones Mark' s First Birthday Celebration
On January 6, the new Radford University website celebrated its first birthday. MORE>>>

Exciting New App—RU Mobile Is Coming Soon

RU MobileThis spring, you will be able to carry the Radford University campus in your pocket with RU Mobile, a mobile application for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. MORE>>>

New Student Check-In Process Rolls Out for Spring Semester

To ensure the collection of accurate and up-to-date data in the Banner system, a new student check-in process is being rolled out for the spring semester and beyond. MORE>>>

Most Recent Account Request Forms Located on DoIT's Website

DoIT has recently updated many of the account request forms including Banner accounts, club and department e-mail accounts and courtesy accounts. MORE>>>

Pull Up a Chair in Walker 279, a State of the Art Learning Facility

DoIT's electronics engineering staff finished a major upgrade to Walker 279 that makes it a "state-of-the-art" learning facility and distance education classroom. MORE>>>

DoIT to Ensure Automatic Locking of Inactive Computers Beginning Jan. 24

Unattended computers and mobile devices create a security risk and are easy targets for prying eyes or someone with malicious intent. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Travis Alley, Technology Support Engineer

Travis AlleyThe DoIT staff serves the RU community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month, we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Technology Support Engineer Travis Alley. MORE>>>